Web Applications Developer – Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA

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Position Summary:

The Web Applications Developer works in a team-based environment to
implement and advance the Libraries’ data curation services and
initiatives. Working as part of the Data Curation Unit and with
colleagues across the Libraries, the successful candidate will
participate in collaborative web development projects, design and test
user interfaces, and create web-based tools and applications for use by
the research community at Virginia Tech.

This position will be responsible for:

– Developing and maintaining effective websites, interfaces,
applications, visualizations and tools to support research collections
adding value to VT researchers’ scholarly communications.

– Leading needs assessment, benchmarking, prototype design, review,
troubleshooting, and maintenance of digital research products
distributed via the web;

– Participating in unit activities and projects, including collaboration
on faculty web-based projects, digital humanities pilot projects and
data curation services.

– Assisting with development of sustainable curation practices for web-based research content.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s or other advanced degree, or bachelor’s degree and significant
experience equivalent to an advanced degree. Demonstrated evidence in
coding and creation of websites. Experience conducting usability
testing. Evidence of creativity and innovation. Experience in
collaborative, inter-departmental work environments. Excellent
analytical, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of trends in library services, web based
communication, user-centered design, and collaborative technologies.
Experience working within a content management system. Experience with
Javascript and Javascript-based frameworks such as JQuery to improve
user experience. Experience with CSS to separate content delivery in
HTML from display in CSS.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in computer/information science, management information
systems, or related field. Strong record of contemporary web practices,
including familiarity with content management systems. Familiarity with
expressions of linked data and semantic web technologies. Experience
with web-based data visualization and text/data mining. Experience with
APIs and digital library applications, such as Omeka. Experience working
with digital collections. Experience with web-based scripting using
PHP, Perl, Ruby, or Python. Experience with model/view/controller (MVC)
frameworks, for example Ruby on Rails or Django. Experience working with
graphic designers to implement designs and layout using HTML and CSS.
Software development experience, for example with version control and
functional testing. Experience collaborating with librarians and

Employment Conditions:

Must have a criminal background check

Must have a conviction check:


How to Apply for this Job:

Applications must be submitted online at http://www.jobs.vt.edu,
posting AP0140224. The application package needs to include a resume,
cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the
responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and
preferred qualifications, names of three (3) references and their
contact information. Review of applications will begin as received and
continue until the position is filled.

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Administrative and Professional Faculty

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Pay Range:

$48,000 – $55,000 (Commensurate with credentials and experience)



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Work Schedule:

8-5, M-F + Evenings/Weekends as needed

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